Alexander AbramovHead of Information and Cyber Risk, Santander Capital Markets
Alex Abramov is senior leader in Technology and Cyber Governance, Risk, and Compliance with strong track record of accomplishments across all three lines of defense - Controls, Risk, and Audit. He had created and led highly effective IT and Cyber risk management programs that addressed regulatory requirements and enabled business growth, expansion, and acquisitions.
As the Head of Information and Cyber Risk at Santander Capital Markets, he had built an IRM function and led Information and Cyber Risk team. Previously Alex has served as a Director of Information Risk at Bank of New York Mellon, Technology Risk Controller and Lead IRM at JP Morgan, Practice Leader for IT Governance and Compliance and IT Audit Lead at EY, and a Head of Application Development and a DISO at Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Alex has served as the President of ISACA New York Metropolitan Chapter 2017-2019, and as a member of the Board of Directors since 2007. He is a recipient of 2022 and 2023 ISACA NYM Helping Hands Awards for “Outstanding Service for the President, Board, and Membership.”
Alex holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering (Robotics and Automation), an MBA, and CISA, CGEIT, and CRISC certifications. He has co-authored several books (including “Cyber Risk,” “Governance, Compliance and Supervision in the Capital Markets,” and “The Cyber Elephant in the Boardroom”) and has presented at over 30 conferences in North America and Europe on topics of Information and Technology Risk.
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